Song Contest Rules


  • All entries submitted must be original songs and shall not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of third parties. Songs may have co-writers, but only one name should be designated on the entry form. Entrant shall, by entering, indemnify and hold MBM harmless from and against any claims inconsistent with the foregoing.

  • The MBM Song Contest is open to all songwriters and everyone regardless of nationality or origin. MBM Employees, their families, subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible. If entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.

  • Entrant may submit one song. It is entrant's responsibility to ensure that the submitted song is complete and playable. 

  • All Entrants will receive a professional critique. 

  • 1st place winner will receive a free 30 minute MBM mentoring session and will be featured on the MBM website. 2nd & 3rd place winner will receive a certificate and mention on the MBM website.

  • Songs must be received via our online submission form in mp3 format or a link provided.

  • MBM reserves the right to extend the entry deadline.

  • Entries will be screened & critiqued by our MBM Mentors who are high-profile music industry professionals including record label executives, producers, and artists. Songs are judged equally on melody, composition, originality, and lyrics (when applicable). Lyrics may be in any language. Production value and quality of performance will not be considered. All prizes will be awarded to the first name as it appears on the entry form, and division of prizes among co-authors is the responsibility of winners. Entrant agrees to accept the final decision of MBM. 

  • Winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced in September, 2015. We will post all results on our website and will notify entrants by email when we do. Entrant is responsible for providing up-to-date and correct email addresses to MBM. MBM is not responsible for entrant's non-receipt of any MB emails for any reason.

  • MBM will use its best efforts to announce the winners in September 2015, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.

  • Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.

  • Entrant agrees that should his/her song(s) be selected as a winner, MBM shall have the right to include the winning song(s) on an MBM Compilation CD to be used for promotional purposes only. The CD will not be for sale.

  • Entrant retains all ownership rights to all submitted song(s). MBM will not claim any ownership rights to any song submitted.

  • Entry Fees are non-refundable.

  • Entrant acknowledges that all songs entered may be distributed to judges who will be selecting the winners, and Entrant agrees to release, indemnify, and hold MBM, its sponsors, and judges harmless for liability, damages, or claims for injury or loss to any person or property relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in MBM.

  • By entering the MBM Song Contest, entrant and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of MBM and its mentor/judges which are final and binding in all matters. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Rules And Regulations as established herein.

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